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By Todd hall NWIBL Bridgetown Thunder


NWIBL All-Stars Capture Walk-Off Win Over NABA
September 3, 2009 - 11:00 PM The Circles' Stephen George singled in teammate Sam Hargrave to give the NWIBL All-Stars a 4-3 walk-off victory over the NABA All-Stars in a inter-league showdown on Wednesday night at Sckavone Field. George redeemed himself with the game-winning hit after giving up a two-run lead in the top of the ninth inning.

Both teams would score a single run in the first inning. NABA scored its run on a bases-loaded single by the Royals' J.P. Wilson. The Circles Kevin Davey answered with an RBI single to tie the game.

The game stayed tied until the seventh inning. The Angels' Ryan Joy walked to lead off the inning. After Davey struck out, Todd Hall of the Bridgetown Thunder lined a single to right field, moving Joy to third. Hargrave then plated Joy with a sacrifice fly to right, giving NWIBL a 2-1 lead.

NWIBL tacked on an important run in the eighth. Aaron Byer of the Dodgers walked, and Timmy Bildstein had an infield single. Bridgetown's Kyle Henderson sacrificed the runners to second and third with a bunt, and Joy plated Byer with another sacrifice fly.

However, NWIBL would give up the lead in the top of the ninth. George, who walked two batters in the inning, surrendered a two-out, full count, bases loaded single by Jason Short of the Portland Pirates, tying the game. However, NWIBL didn't waste long to mount a rally. Hargrave led off the bottom of the ninth with a deep double off Jesse Martin of the Pirates. Mike Welch moved Hargrave to third on an infield grounder. George then lined a 3-2 pitch into the right-centerfield gap to give the NWIBL the dramatic win.

Hall finished the game with two hits, including a double. Henderson also added an infield single and the key sacrifice bunt to help the NWIBL capture the win. "Tonight was a lot of fun," Henderson said afterwards. "There are some great baseball players in this city, and it was fun to get a little league rivalry going."

Nationals Hammer Thunder's American Team in All-Star Game
August 30, 2009 - 08:30 PM JJ Moorman and PJ Hiser of the Portland River Hawks slammed home runs to lead the National team over the American, 12-4, in the 2009 NWIBL All-Star Game on Sunday afternoon at Sckavone Field. Moorman's first-inning grand slam was part of a 6-run inning off American starter Ryan Moore of the White Sox.

Kyle Henderson, Todd Hall, and Ran Berger each collected a hit for the Americans. Henderson's hit was an RBI double. Berger also pitched the final three innings, giving up four runs on four hits, including Hiser's longball. However, the other three hits were either infield grounders or bloopers. Berger also struck out three.

The All-Star Game marks the end of a very successful inaugural season of NWIBL baseball. We look forward to continuing to expand our league and increase the level of play even more in 2010

By Todd hall NWIBL Bridgetown Thunder




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